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The Line Between Minnesota Misdemeanor and Felony Assault Charges
The Line Between Minnesota Misdemeanor and Felony Assault Charges
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Assault is a serious crime in Minnesota. In fact, the state is one of the toughest in the nation when it comes to assault crimes. If found guilty, the penalties can be steep, depending on the severity of the crime.

 

Here’s what you need to know about the six different types of assault in Minnesota, their penalties, and how to draw the line between a misdemeanor and felony assault.

 

Simple Assault in Minnesota

 

Simple assault is the


California Meth Seized by Minnesota Law Enforcement
California Meth Seized by Minnesota Law Enforcement
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Minnesota, like many states, takes drug trafficking incredibly seriously – and the law reflects that.

 

In fact, a few years ago Minnesota made some changes to existing laws regarding controlled substances. Now, those found guilty of trafficking controlled substances face severe penalties.

 

Three accused people are about to experience the harshness of Minnesota drug trafficking laws.

 

After a six-month investigation, Minnesota law enforcement made three arrests in connection with methamphetamine trafficking that stretched all the way


The Last Thing Any MN Business Owner Needs? Fraud Charges
The Last Thing Any MN Business Owner Needs? Fraud Charges
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Tax fraud may come about as a mistake for some Minnesota business owners, but penalties can reflect more severity than an error in judgment – and this may happen more than you think.

 

The owners of several Twin Cities restaurants were charged last year with multiple tax crimes.  This included 55 felony counts for filing fraudulent sales tax returns and 62 felony counts of failure to collect or pay sales tax.

 

It is suspected the owners of the


Expungement Doesn’t Mean Your Minnesota Record Is Cleared
Expungement Doesn’t Mean Your Minnesota Record Is Cleared
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Criminal records can cause many problems for people throughout their lives, long after sentences served. It can affect your ability to find a job or even a place to live.

 

Luckily, the government has provided a remedy for undue suffering from criminal charges: expungement. However, it’s a complex process in Minnesota, with much to grasp about its rules and requirements.

 

Here’s what you need to know about expungement if you’re eligible, and how it works.

 

What


MN Domestic Assault: Does Turning Yourself In Make a Difference?
MN Domestic Assault: Does Turning Yourself In Make a Difference?
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Unfortunately, domestic violence is more pervasive than it should be. It touches the lives of people no matter their status.

 

In fact, recently, a professional football player for the Minnesota Vikings was arrested for domestic violence. After turning himself in, he faces third-degree felony family assault charges in Texas, where the violence took place.

 

Even though it happens far more than we’d like, law enforcement and the criminal justice system don’t sweep frequent domestic violence charges under the


MN Mall Fight Ends in 2nd Degree Murder Charges
MN Mall Fight Ends in 2nd Degree Murder Charges
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Category: Murder

 

Murder is one of the gravest crimes you can commit in Minnesota – and anywhere else in the country, for that matter. Most people easily comprehend that murder is a criminal offense, but many aren’t clear on the degrees of murder and what makes them different.

 

A news example of contrasting murder charges took place recently in Minneapolis. A man was charged with second-degree murder after an argument in a mall escalated to a fatal shooting. When


False Alarms Can End in Jail Time and Big Fines in MN
False Alarms Can End in Jail Time and Big Fines in MN
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An Illinois man was recently arrested for disorderly conduct when he made a bomb threat. Thankfully, the threat was entirely false. He simply made up a story about having a bomb so the police would not come inside his residence.

 

Now, this man faces up to five years in prison for making up his threat. But that’s in Illinois. What would have happened if he were in Minnesota? Read on to find out.

 

Threats of Violence in


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

MINNEAPOLIS